Caucus News

California Legislative Black Caucus Releases Statement Following Shooting Deaths Across Nation

July 8, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today released the following statement following the recent officer involved shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota and the five Dallas law enforcement officers who were killed and seven officers injured in the line of duty.

California Legislative Black Caucus Releases 2016-17 State Budget Priorities

May 10, 2016

SACRAMENTO - The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced their 2016-17 budget priorities with a clear emphasis on issues that will provide the most direct positive impact on the lives of African Americans throughout California. The CLBC’s budget priorities range from new investments in education and infrastructure to workforce development and environmental justice.

CLBC supports minimum wage increase

March 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced its support for SB 3 (Leno), landmark legislation that would increase California’s minimum wage to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour by 2022.  In announcing the CLBC’s support, Caucus Chairman, Senator Isadore Hall, III released the following statement:


January 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) in a statement today called for greater diversity within the entire film industry, which will help to eliminate the disparity in the Oscars:

“Last year the Legislature gave the film industry millions of dollars in tax credits to ensure that they stay in California. Therefore, it should be expected that this industry reflects the diversity of our State at all levels,” stated Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr., Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus.

CLBC Urges the Governor to Improve Educational and Health Outcomes Through the 2016 Budget Act.

January 8, 2016

Sacramento - The California Legislative Black Caucus is eager to work with the Governor to prioritize investments in our health care infrastructure, including the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and the Martin Luther King Hospital's master site plan, and improving service delivery funding for the AIDS/HIV prevention. 

The California Legislative Black Caucus will also work with the administration to create an African American Advisory Committee to the State Board of Education to augment the Board's service to our students.

CLBC Selects 40 High School and College Students Statewide for Highly Competitive ‘CLBC California Scholars’ Program

July 22, 2015

‘Scholars’ receive a $2,500 financial assistance scholarship and a HP laptop computer.

SACRAMENTO – The twelve-member California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today named its CLBC California Scholars for 2015, which comprised of a group of 40 deserving high school and college students determined to achieve their post-secondary educational goals.


June 18, 2015

As state policymakers, we have an obligation to review all legislative policies for the best interest of ALL Californians.

Furthermore, as members of the California Legislative Black Caucus, we support, sponsor and advocate on behalf of state policies that strengthen and educate the African-American community in the following areas: Education, Black Enterprise, Public Safety and especially Health.

California Tri-Caucus Leaders Respond to Supreme Court Case Reconsidering “One-person, One-Vote”

May 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In response to the upcoming United States Supreme Court consideration to redefine the “one-person, one-vote” principle, brought on by conservative activists in Texas, the respective Caucuses of the California State Legislature have issued the following statements: